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Obama, Modi Work To Deepen Improving U.S.-India Ties

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in Asia.

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Traveller From Liberia Is First Ebola Patient Diagnosed In U.S.

Pic: ReutersA man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally.

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Mexico Conservative Opposition Leader Madero Stands Down - PAN

Pic: ReutersMEXICO CITY - The leader of Mexico's biggest opposition party is stepping aside and will be replaced at the helm by his deputy, the party said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday.

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Edward Is Back? Lions Gate And Facebook To Create ‘Twilight’ Shorties

Pic: www.empireonline.comLOS ANGELES: The studio behind “Twilight” has teamed up with Facebook Inc to create five short films based on the franchise.

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Regal: No To Showing ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel In IMAX

Michelle Yeoh returns for the ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ sequel. Pic: AFPLOS ANGELES: US theatre chain Regal Entertainment Group said it would not show the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in any of its IMAX theatres, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to side step a normal theatre release.

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China Facing Growing U.S. Pressure Over Hong Kong Protests

File picWASHINGTON - China is facing growing U.S. pressure to show restraint during mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, with the issue to be raised in high-level U.S.-Chinese talks and a prominent U.S. lawmaker expressing "grave concerns."

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Taliban Bombs Kill At Least Seven In Afghan Capital - Officials

Pic: WiredKABUL - Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, government officials said, a day after the new government and the United States signed a long-delayed security agreement.

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Armed Ex-Con On Elevator With Obama

A SECURITY contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.

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British Warplanes Begin Bomb Attacks On ISIL Positions In Iraq

An ISIL Supporter Bearing ArmLONDON -- The United Kingdom ministry of defence revealed that RAF Tornados, on their sixth sortie since MPs gave the go-head for military action last week, successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machine-gun in support of Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq.

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Humans Have ‘An Influence’ On Climate Change: Study

World Climate ChangeWASHINGTON -- A new report published this week by dozens of scientists confirms the dispute that human-caused climate change is influencing weather patterns around the world.

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